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July 11, 2009

Hepatitis-C Scare at Colorado Hospital

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 6:37 pm

The possible contamination with Hepatitis C in a Denver Hospital is sad.

However, it will allow a comparison as to how these types of incidents are handled in the media when it is civilians verses veterans.

One of the first things I noticed is the notation that there needs to be a follow-up test after 6 weeks. That was never mentioned to veterans who had been potentially exposed to Hepatitis C, they were just offered the initial testing.

Follow-up testing is one of the things that we have been stressing, along with obtaining all of your medical records.

Full Colorado article:
<a href= “http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090711/ap_on_re_us/us_surgery_tech_hepatitis;_ylt=AvQCCdKEq9VNDQk2LtZOijys0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTM0dDFmdmlvBGFzc2V0Ay9hcC8yMDA5MDcxMS9hcF9vbl9yZV91cy91c19zdXJnZXJ5X3RlY2hfaGVwYXRpdGlzBHBvcwM0BHNlYwN5bl9oZWFkbGluZV9saXN0BHNsawNzY3J1YnRlY2hjYXU-“>
Scrub tech causes major hepatitis scare in Colo.</a>
By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press Writer

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